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Should You Ditch The Sleep Apps?

2 MIN READ • 2nd October 2022

Sleep and simple both start with an s, but it can often feel like that’s where the connection begins and ends. The good news? It doesn’t have to be that way.

With the help of Tempur (tempur.co.uk), we find out how you can get the best night sleep by making the smallest of changes.

Ditch the blues

With work and social interactions digitalised, there never seems to be an escape from technology, which means we can struggle to switch off.

Many devices emit blue light, which causes the body to produce a smaller amount of the hormone melatonin. This hormone is what aids in the relaxation of the body, helping us to drift into a peaceful sleep. Switch those devices to snooze and soon you’ll find your body doing the same.

Listen to your body

You know your body’s natural clock and clues better than anyone, which means that when you feel ready to rest your body will know better than any sleep app. Listen to it.

The key is to go to bed at the same time each night and wake at a set time each morning. This sense of routine will become second nature to you and you are much more likely to sleep consistently.

Go to be earlier if you are particularly worn out or stressed to allow your body to recover and reset.

Simply chill out

Did you know that a great nights sleep could actually be aided through a cooler environment?

When your body relaxes and drifts to dreamland your body temperature actually drops. A temperature of 16-18° is ideal for your bedroom, in order to let your body cool and relax enough to fall asleep.

Quality makes the difference

A third of our lives are spent in bed, so the least we can do is treat ourselves to a quality mattress.

A mattress of quality will provide the support needed for your body to physically recuperate from the day. It should support your body in a gentle manner and keep your spine in a neutral position.

Say goodbye to tossing and turning, and aches and pains, and say hello to good nights sleep!

 

Ever considered how the foods you eat could also affect the quality of your sleep? Check out our article on 5 Foods To Help You Sleep Better

Meet the writer
Vicky Warrell
H&W deputy editor

As H&W's deputy editor, I'm lucky enough to cover everything from celebrities to skincare. At the weekend, I'm happiest when adding to my ever-expanding houseplant collection, swimming laps at my local lido, spending time with my family and... Discover more

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